“Oh good morning, this is Gail ****** here, I want to arrange for a passport for Bertie, my wire-haired fox terrier. Can I make an appointment?
“Well, Friday is good as it’s my day off.
“Yes, two-thirty is fine. Do I need to bring anything?
“Just the dog? Yes of course. Ha ha. So he’ll be needing a rabies vaccination, right?
“When do I intend to travel? No concrete plans just yet. This summer maybe, to the Continent. If the oil price keeps on dropping I may soon have much more free time so I’m thinking ahead...
“See you next week then. Thank you. Goodbye.”